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Gov. Dave Heineman has ordered flags at all state buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff today, Sept. 11, in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Bush. The order honors the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Bookstore to Offer Game Day Hours

The UNO Bookstore will open for business two hours prior to Saturday home football games for the rest of the season. This Saturday, Sept. 13, the store will have Maverick gear on sale starting at 4 p.m.

"Saturday game days are exciting," said Mike Schmidt, bookstore manager. "We have a range of Maverick clothes and items that any fan would be proud to have."

This Saturday UNO plays its first MIAA conference game against Emporia State. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. The bookstore will remain open until 6:30 p.m.

"We have a lot of UNO Centennial-related items for sale this year, too," Schmidt said. "The ‘Central to Our City' logo has been popular."

For more information, call 554.2336.

Fall Job Fair at UNO is a Two-day Event

Mark those calendars. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 23 and 24, Career Exploration and Outreach will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. The fair will feature more than 110 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships.

Day 1 on Sept. 23 is primarily dedicated to organizations that are non-profit, government, healthcare and university related. Day 2 on Sept. 24 is reserved for those organizations that are for-profit. Professional interview attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume.

For more information about the job fair and other services, contact Career Exploration and Outreach at 554.3672 or stop by 211 Eppley Administration Building (EAB).

The Fall 2008 Job Fair is sponsored by the following: ACI Worldwide, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Union Pacific, Securities America, Applied Underwriters, TD Ameritrade, National Indemnity, Gallup, Sitel, Harrah's Entertainment, ConAgra, Interpublic, First National Bank, C&A Industries, Northwestern Mutual, ConAgra, Streck, UPS, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ExxonMobil, and InfoUSA.

First Fall Faculty Recruitment Workshop This Friday

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Human Resources - Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host nine Faculty Recruitment Workshops this fall. The first takes place Friday, Sept. 12.

The workshops are designed for departments or schools anticipating a faculty search within two years. Participants might include deans, directors, chairs, faculty and administrative assistants. The information provided assists departments/schools in search processes that reflect UNO's commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity.

All workshops will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The date and times:
- Sept. 12
10 to 11:30 a.m.

- Sept. 18
1 to 2:30 p.m.

- Sept. 24
2 to 2:30 p.m.

- Oct. 6
1 to 2:30 p.m.

- Oct. 16
9 to 10:30 a.m.

- Nov. 10
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Nov. 25
9 to 10:30 a.m.

- Dec. 5
10 to 11:30 a.m.

Each workshop will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO People Admin System and EEO guidelines and requirements. Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must attend one of these workshops. Faculty participating in searches must also attend a workshop once every two years.

For more information about the workshop, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or dsmith-howell@unomaha.edu James McCarty at 554.2262 or jhmccarty@unomaha.edu, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or stevebullock@unomaha.edu or Sharon Ulmar at 554.2872 or sulmar@mail.unomaha.edu.

UNO Corporate Cup T-shirt Deadline on Friday

All UNO students, employees and their families can participate in the 28th annual Omaha Corporate Cup Run/Walk. The 10K run or 2-mile walk takes place Sunday, Sept. 21, at 8:15 a.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

"We hope the UNO community will step out and join the ranks of the hundreds of companies, represented by thousands of runners and walkers during our university's Centennial year," said Dave Daniels, assistant director of health and wellness. "Since 1981, this annual event has offered the metro community a recreational activity for a good cause."

UNO students and employees who are Campus Recreation activity cardholders can sign up for $15. The cost is $19 for families of activity cardholders and UNO students and employees without an activity card. Participants can choose from the 10K run or 2-mile walk.

Team T-shirts are optional. To receive a T-shirt participants must sign up before Friday, Sept. 12. All participants will receive an American Lung Association cup and food and drink before and after the race.

To register, stop by 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building before the Friday, Sept. 19, noon registration deadline.

For more information, contact Daniels at 554.2008 or Jessica Dozark at 554.3917.

Guns on Campus Debate Set for Sept. 17

Democracy Matters: Building Social Capital Through Public Dialogue, in collaboration with the American Democracy Project as part of Constitution Week at UNO, will co-host a debate about guns on college campuses on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The 1 p.m. event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The debate will feature Michael Guzman, head of a national organization lobbying to get concealed carry permits legalized on college campuses, and Arturo Romano, a national and internationally recognized peace worker. Read more.

GSO to Present Safer Sex Cabaret on Sept. 18

The campus community and public can join UNO's Gender & Sexual Orientation (GSO) Student Agency as they present the Safer Sex Cabaret on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is an educational program on safer sex practices and safer sex alternatives.

The objective of Safer Sex Cabaret is to promote individual exploration and empowerment concerning a person's sense of desire, limits and options with respect to intimate relationships with themselves and others.

Co-sponsors include UNO Student Health Services, UNO Women's Resource Center, UNO Counseling Services, YWCA, Planned Parenthood and Nebraska AIDS Project.

For more information contact the GSO office at 554.4846 or UNOGSO@unomaha.edu.

Speech Center Consulting Room Fall Hours

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), has started its fall hours. Hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday 9 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment call 554.3201 or stop by 185 ASH.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty, and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses. Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/speechcenter/ to find out more information. Call 554.3201 or send an e-mail to unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu to schedule an appointment.

Anyone with questions or faculty members interested in scheduling a consultant to come to classrooms to introduce students to the center and to talk about presentation skills can also contact the Speech Center.

New Dancers Sought for "The Moving Company"

The Moving Company at UNO will audition for new dancers Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the 231 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

Dancers do not have to prepare a dance for the audition. Mary Waugh-Taylor will teach the modern dance classes.

The Moving Company meets regularly throughout the year on Sundays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Josie Metal-Corbin at 554.3239 or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/themovingcompany.

Discounted Tickets Available for The Rose Theater Season

UNO faculty, staff and students can purchase tickets for The Rose Theater's 2008-09 season at a discounted price. This season's shows include "The Little Engine That Could," "The Giver," "Frosty the Snowman," "Swing, Swing, Swing!," "Petite Rouge - A Cajun Little Red Riding Hood," "The Firebird" and "Charlotte's Web."

A $75 family membership includes:

- Four tickets to each of The Rose's seven regular season shows;

- Member-only discounts and the first opportunity to reserve tickets for premium events, including "Disney's High School Musical!," "The Imperial Nutcracker" at the Orpheum, the all-new "Berenstain Bears Save Christmas" and "Confetti 2008";

- Discounts on theater and dance classes, summer camps and costume rentals; and

- Additional regular season show tickets for $10 each, a $6 discount off the regular box office price.

Click on the links below to download an order form and information about the shows, or call 554.2358 to have a sheet faxed to a campus office. The offer is available through Friday, Sept. 26.

Rose Order Form

Rose Shows

For more information, contact Lindy Aleksiak at 502.4625 or lindya@rosetheater.org.

Participants Sought for Depression Study at UNMC

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry is seeking individual age 19-65 who are experiencing depression to participate in a 10-week research study of an investigational medication for depression.

All study procedures and medications are provided. For additional information, call 552.6005, e-mail unmcprc@unmc.edu, or visit http://www.unmc.edu/prc.